we believe

We’re not just part of your dinner.

We're part of your community. Check out some stories that might change your mind about what a chicken company can do to help.

 

Our People & Values

Our people and our values are our biggest assets. Period. That’s why we strive to provide our employees with an enjoyable atmosphere, a clear sense of individual direction and worth, as well as a feeling of accomplishment for a job well done. As for our values, we like to let them speak for themselves in every one of our products. But they’re also a fun read. Check them out below:

  • Our People are simply better; highly skilled, proud to work at Foster Farms, and value safety and quality above all.
  • Honesty means integrity, credibility, and accountability in how we interact with every employee, customer, and supplier as well as our communities.
  • Excellence is accomplished by hands-on management and strict attention to detail at every level.
  • Quality is simply better; it is what sustains our brand value and will not be compromised.
  • Service is our proactive commitment to partnership with our customers, consumers, and suppliers.

 

Food Donations & Giving

Here at Foster Farms, we want to be a good neighbor to all our neighbors so we give back as often as we can and in many different ways. In 2018, our traditional Thanksgiving turkey donation fed 125,000 of our neighbors across the West. Also last year, in response to the devastating wildfires across California, Foster Farms donated $25,000 in poultry products to feed victims and their families.  Working with the Second Harvest Food Bank, Foster Farms contributions to Food 4 Thought have provided 4,500 students with more than 1.3 million pounds of food, while helping to make them better students and heroes with their families.

And we’re all about families. We’ve established scholarship endowments with area universities including: UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California State University at Fresno, and California State University at Stanislaus.

Additionally, Foster Farms matches all employee donations made to disaster relief funding organizations as well as those made to our favorite local heroes, the United Way.

 

Presidential Turkeys

That’s right, the ones pardoned by the president at Thanksgiving. Foster Farms has supplied them not once but twice—in 2010 and in 2015. It’s a lot harder than it looks. But a lot of fun, too.

Raised in a cage-free environment that is protected from the elements, the Presidential Turkey flock is socialized daily to prepare for their roles as public figures. They even listen to the radio to become comfortable with different voices and sounds. Turkeys are also trained to sit calmly on a table for the White House presentation. Once pardoned, the Presidential Turkey and his alternate retire to a nearby farm. Max and Verda would be doubly proud that we twice raised the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

Visit www.presidentialturkey.com to find out more.